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Friday, August 2, 2013

Planing

Tonight I spent some time adkusting my Stanley Bailey No. 6 plane. Apparently it's the exact same model as the one that was stolen from my dad a while back. 

I made the mouth opening tighter, oiled the adjustment knob and set the chip breaker closer to the edge. 

To try it I took it to a piccolo soundboard of terribly uneven thickness and appearance. The effect; I couldn't slice butter more easily! It was a bit hard to keep the piece from skidding around under the heavy plane since it was almost round. Small cleats were superglued to the board I use as a base. 

Maybe a vacuum fixture would work. But could I be arsed? Probably not. 
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